Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 – Season of Creation 4, Year C

    10:00am – Family Vacation-Let’s go! – Guatemala

    11:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Servers

Sunday, Sept. 22, Season of Creation 4, Rite II 11 AM

Lector: Nancy Long

Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Newman

Acolyte: Chester Duke

Greeters/Ushers: Cookie and Johnny Davis

Bread/Wine: Becky Fisher and Zeke Fisher

Track 2
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
Revelation 18,1-2a, 21-24
Luke 16:19-31

The Collect

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: We should like a great lake of the finest ale for you, the King of Kings. We should like a table of the choicest food for the family of heaven. Let the ale be made from the fruits of faith, and the food be forgiving love. We should welcome the poor to our feast, for they are God’s children. We should welcome the sick to our feast, for they are God’s joy. Let the poor sit with Jesus in the highest place, and the sick dance with the angels. Lord, bless the poor. Lord, bless the sick, and bless our human race. Lord, bless our food. Lord, bless our drink. Our earthly home, O Lord, embrace. Amen.
From Van de Weyer, Robert. Celtic Prayers: Book of Celtic Devotion: Daily Prayers and Blessings. Brigid’s Feast, pg 53.

Old Testament

Amos 8:4-7

4 Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
5 saying, “When will the new moon be over
so that we may sell grain;
and the sabbath,
so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
and practice deceit with false balances,
6 buying the poor for silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals,
and selling the sweepings of the wheat.”
7 The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

The Response

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord;
praise the name of the Lord.

2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time on and forevermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting
the name of the Lord is to be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
6 who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust,
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9 He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

The Epistle

Revelation 18,1-2a, 21-24

18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor. He called out with a mighty voice,
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
It has become a dwelling place of demons,
a haunt of every foul spirit,
a haunt of every foul bird,
a haunt of every foul and hateful beast.[a]

21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,
“With such violence Babylon the great city
will be thrown down,
and will be found no more;
22 and the sound of harpists and minstrels and of flutists and trumpeters
will be heard in you no more;
and an artisan of any trade
will be found in you no more;
and the sound of the millstone
will be heard in you no more;
23 and the light of a lamp
will shine in you no more;
and the voice of bridegroom and bride
will be heard in you no more;
for your merchants were the magnates of the earth,
and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
24 And in you[a] was found the blood of prophets and of saints,
and of all who have been slaughtered on earth.”

19 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
“Hallelujah!
Salvation and glory and power to our God,
2 for his judgments are true and just;
he has judged the great whore
who corrupted the earth with her fornication,
and he has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”

The Gospel

Luke 16:19-31

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.[a] The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.[b] 24 He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 27 He said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ 30 He said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”